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    {Review} UNDER ROTTING SKY: Stories, by Matthew V. Brockmeyer

    Published by Black Thunder Press Genres: Alien, Apocalyptic, Bizarro, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Dystopian, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror, Psychological Horror, Suspense Format: Paperback “A study in fear. Your worst nightmares realized.”–Scream Hard Reviews Twenty unforgettable tales of transgression and horror by the award-winning author of KIND NEPENTHE. In “Mine” a child hangs precariously between the isthmus of innocence and evil, shedding his humanity for the altar of a wolf pup. A horrifying and ancient legend reveals itself with a shocking new twist in “A Dirty Winter Moon.” “Have a Heart” teaches us that nature always prevails over the follies of man, sometimes in an extremely gruesome manner. In “Rumpelstiltskin” the…

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    GUEST POST by Doris V. Sutherland

    Genres: Bizarro, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror Here is the final installment in our series of five guest posts reviewing the 2019 Splatterpunk Awards’ Nominees. The content and opinions presented here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the Horror After Dark team. Welcome to the final instalment in a five-part series reviewing the nominees for the 2019 Splatterpunk Awards. Having covered Best Short Story, Best Novella, Best Collectionand Best Anthology, all that remains is the category for Best Novel… Camp Slasher by Dan Padavona “Camp Slasher” is the kind of title that serves as an unambiguous genre signifier. Anybody with even a passing familiarity with 1980s…

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    GUEST REVIEW: Julie Gooding reviews DUST DEVILS, by Jonathan Janz

    Published by Flame Tree Press Genres: Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Horror Western, Paranormal, Suspense, Thriller, vampires Format: eBook When traveling actors recruited his wife for a plum role, Cody Wilson had no idea they would murder her. Twelve-year-old Willet Black was just as devastated the night the fiends slaughtered everyone he loved. Now Cody and Willet are bent on revenge, but neither of them suspects what they’re really up against. For the actors are vampires. Their thirst for human blood is insatiable. Even if word of their atrocities were to spread, it would take an army to oppose them. But it is 1885 in the wilds of New…

  • Extra,  Guest Post

    GUEST POST, by Doris V. Sutherland

    Genres: Bizarro, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror Here is the fourth in our series of five guest posts reviewing the 2019 Splatterpunk Awards’ Nominees. The content and opinions presented here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the Horror After Dark team. Welcome to the fourth in a five-part series reviewing each finalist for the 2019 Splatterpunk Awards. With the categories for short stories, novellas and single-author collections covered,  the next category on the agenda is Best Anthology… The Black Room Manuscripts Volume Four, edited by Tracy Fahey and J. R. Park The fourth and final installment of the Black Room Manuscripts anthology series boasts a total of…

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    {Review} IF YOU SEE HER, by Ania Alhborn

    Published by Amazon Digital Services Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Haunted House, Horror, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense Format: Paperback The house on Old Mill Road has stood in an open field for longer than Jesse Wells has been alive, its crooked windows and jutting turret tormenting the kids of Warsaw, Michigan the way only a haunted house knows how. Everyone imagines that something terrible lurks within the house’s abandoned rooms—especially Jesse and his two closest friends, Casey and Reed. But when Reed chooses the house as a backdrop for his own suicide, childhood ghost stories are transformed into a nightmare that sends Jesse into a downward spiral of grief. …